On Sunday August 1, George Erickson, LSF newsletter editor, former MN Humanist President and former American Humanist Assoc. VP will present A Matter of Degrees: Global Warming is REAL, which is based on his 38 summers in the rapidly warming arctic.
George will also speak briefly about his latest book, Eyes Wide Open: Living, Laughing, Loving and Learning in a Religion-troubled World. Published by the American Humanist Association, Eyes Wide Open contains approx. one hundred 1-10 page essays, articles, stories, op-eds and poems about life from a freethinkers point of view.
George Erickson has written a real gem: a serious book in which he doesn’t take himself too seriously, a humorous book with important progressive messages. No one who reads Eyes Wide Open will be able to maintain the fiction that atheists have no sense of humor. Had Moses emerged from Mt. Sinai with “St. George’s 13 Commandments,” what a wonderful past couple of millennia this would have been. -Herb Silverman, Secular Coalition for America, President
An up front warning in Eyes Wide Open reads:
If you are a fundamentalist or a neocon who cannot abide dissent
Or if you are a conservative Catholic with a pope who's heaven sent
Don't buy this book!